In National Endowment for the Arts v. Finley, the United States Supreme Court confronted the decency and respect criteria of the 1990 Amendment ("Amendment") to the National Foundation on the Arts and Humanities Act of 1965. At issue was whether the Amendment violated the First and Fifth Amendments of the United States Constitution by impermissibly discriminating based on viewpoint and being void for vagueness. The Supreme Court upheld the Amendment as facially valid.
"National Endowment for the Arts v. Finley: First Amendment Free Speech No Longer Guaranteed for the Arts,"
Mercer Law Review: Vol. 50
, Article 9.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.law.mercer.edu/jour_mlr/vol50/iss3/9